Maybe, after all, Jose Mourinho and Roma proves to be nothing more than a red herring.
The Gunners are readying to give Granit Xhaka a new contract this summer, which would lengthen the Swiss captain’s stay at the club beyond the emotionally charged five years he has lived at the heart of midfield.
Xhaka is 28 years old and his commodity spiked after an excellent exhibit for his country at Euro 2020. While Arsenal gave reflection to a sale, that has not so far been matched by proposals of sufficient significance
The amount of money needed to replace him versus the qualities he brings both on and off the field, personalities which have been well regarded by every manager he has ever featured for.
Arsenal have come around to the idea that keeping him could be an efficient solution during what they hope will be a very active window.